President Muhammadu Buhari says the greatest commitment to Islam is for Muslims to put its good virtues into practice.
In his Eid-el-Kabir message, he asked Muslims in the country to make justice and righteousness the guiding principle of their everyday life.
President Buhari made the remarks in company of visiting Guinea president Alpha Conde on Sunday after joining other Muslims for the compulsory Turakah prayer marking the Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
While speaking with reporters, he said his administration has made giant strides towards the development of the country.
According to President Buhari, violent extremism is the greatest challenge facing Islam today and the only way to neutralise its evil influence is for the people to distance themselves from the activities and teachings of those who preach indiscriminate violence against innocent people.
He also advised parents to protect their children from the deadly exposure to violent extremists who manipulate and exploit such children for their evil agenda.